An example of the ‘classic’ Local Hobby Shop (LHS), family owned & operated Denbigh Hobby Center is located in Newport News, VA and has been in continuous operation since 1976. Located in a corner storefront nearby to the Big Lots at the Warwick-Denbigh Shopping Center (sited at the southwest corner of Warwick & Denbigh Boulevards), DHC specializes in plastic model kits but also has a goodly selection of model railroading supplies. The range of plastic model kits encompass both the latest releases and older, hard-to-kind kits. Proprietor Dan carries modeling magazines & books, a full range of modeling paints, glues and tools as well as the best selection of Evergreen Plastic stock in the region. Plastic kits offered include all scales of aircraft, ships, cars, armor, ‘real space’ & science fiction subjects. Kits suitable for beginners or the master craftsman are available with a limited selection of wood ship models also available. Limited online sales are offered via phone or email communication, or on eBay.
Building on his vast experience with plastic model kits, Dan offers a one-stop shop for the plastic model builder. (Store contact & hours info is at bottom.)
Store specifics are:
Address: Denbigh Hobby Center, 14351 Warwick Blvd Newport News Virginia 23602
Hours (EST): W-F: 12-5pm; Sat: 10-5pm; Sun-Tue: Closed
Phone: (757) 874-5708
Directions (from the DHC website; click store address for Google Maps link):
From the North;
-From Interstate 64 East, Take the Fort Eustis Blvd Exit.
-From Fort Eustis blvd, take the Route 60 East (Warwick blvd) Exit
-Follow Route 60 East (Warwick blvd) just past Denbigh Blvd.
-Enter our shopping center just past the Burger King and look for the big ole yellow sign: “HOBBY CENTER”
From the South;
-From Interstate 64 West, Take the Oyster Point road exit.
-Follow Oyster point to Warwick blvd (route 60) and take a right.
-Follow Warwick a few miles and look for the Burger King .
-Our Store is in the shopping center on the left behind the Burger King.
-Look for the big sign that says Burger King.
From the West;
-Take Route 17 across the James River Bridge.
-Look for Route 60 West ( Warwick Blvd)
-Follow Warwick several Miles until you reach Denbigh Blvd.
-We are on the left in the shopping center behind the Burger King.
-You are close when you pass Bland Blvd on the right.
From the East;
-If you are on the Eastern Shore, you will of course take the Chesapeake Bay bridge Tunnel. Then follow the above directions for “From The South”